• Length: 9.7km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Mt Everard Carpark

  • End: Mt Everard Carpark

  • Closest Town: Cann River

  • Location: Croajingolong National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 502km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.7429094400

  • Longitude: 149.3077504600

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The Mt Everard hike is a 9.7km, grade 3 return hike located in the Croajingolong National Park, Victoria. The return hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.

Summary

Enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding forests and heathlands as well as Point Hicks and the dunes from a large sloping rock face on Mt Everard. The track commences from the car park on the Mt Everard Track. To access the track, turn off the Point Hicks Rd onto Cicada Trail (4WD only), 6km north of Thurra River Campground.

Getting There

Croajingolong National Park in Far East Gippsland is located approximately 450km east of Melbourne and 500km south of Sydney. The park is accessed from multiple points along the Princes Highway between Cann River and the New South Wales border. Roads to Wingan Inlet, Mueller Inlet, Thurra River and Shipwreck Creek campgrounds are unsealed and not recommended for caravans. Access is weather dependent.

Follow M1 to Newborough. Take the exit towards Moe/Newborough/Yallourn Nth at C103 from the M1. Follow C103 and Cairnbrook Rd and get onto the Princes Hwy/A1 in Rosedale. Follow the Princes Hwy to Cann River. At Cann River, turn onto Tamboon Road and then onto Point Hicks Road. Turn off the Point Hicks Rd onto Cicada Trail (4WD only), 6km north of Thurra River Campground. The trail commences from the car park on the Mt Everard Track.

Tips

  • Make sure that you have a ‘moderate fitness level’ as some parts of this trail are quite steep. Acess the track with a 4WD vehicle.
  • There is no mobile phone reception in the area.
  • You will know when you have reached top when you get to the surveying point at the top.

Contributed by Eisak Tabensky

Total distance: 9741 m
Max elevation: 341 m
Min elevation: 120 m
Total climbing: 278 m
Total descent: -278 m
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